Monday, May 20, 2013

Reclaiming Love

Ajith Fernando, who led Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka, for 35 years, has written a commentary over 1 Corinthians 13, the “love chapter” of the Bible.

Reclaiming Love teaches believers how to have “radical relationships in a complex world,” and the author picks apart the characteristics of love as penned by Paul. With chapters covering patience, honor, and perseverance, as well as chapters on not boasting, being angry, envious, or arrogant, Fernando takes the reader step by step through the world’s greatest teaching on what true love looks like.

This book is written in a scholarly tone and would probably be best for believers who are older in the faith. The author cites many church historians as well as leading theologians of today, but what I appreciated the most was his sticking to the Bible and letting Scripture interpret Scripture by relying heavily on cross references.

I would recommend this book to any student of the Bible who wants to examine his own life and see if he is modeling biblical love. 

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